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Using the Mobile App

This document briefly explains all that you can do on our native mobile application available for both iOS and Android.
The Squadcast mobile app allows users to respond to incidents, and view their on-call schedules on the go, wherever they are.
Note: To access the mobile app, please ensure that you have verified your email address.

Download the Mobile App

The Squadcast mobile app can be easily downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store. Simply search for "Squadcast" in either app store, or conveniently tap on one of the tiles below using your mobile device:
SSO login on Mobile App
Users can log in using the SSO configured for their organization. For more details, check the SSO login for the mobile apps section.
🔹 Best Practice Tip 🔹 To ensure that you receive important alerts without any interruptions, it is recommended to enable the "Bypass Do Not Disturb" feature immediately upon logging in. You can easily do this by navigating to the Settings menu and toggling the "Override Do Not Disturb" option. By enabling this setting, you can ensure that critical alerts are not blocked or silenced by the Do Not Disturb mode. 🔹 Best Practice Tip 🔹 We highly recommend downloading the Squadcast Contact Card, to add all the numbers we use to send phone and SMS notifications. 🔹 Best Practice Tip 🔹 Moreover, you can star the contact so that they can enable DND override for starred contacts. 🔹 Best Practice Tip 🔹 Per Apple and Google Docs, push notifications operate on a "best effort" basis. Consider setting up backup contact methods (SMS, email, phone) for reliability if push notifications fail. 🔹 Best Practice Tip 🔹 Furthermore, push notifications may also be impacted by energy-saving modes, low battery levels, or when the app is force-stopped.

Incident List

Upon successfully logging into the app, you will be directed to the Incident List page. This gives you an elevated view of incidents according to their status, enabling you to efficiently manage and prioritize them.
Status
Description
All
Lists all the incidents Note: Includes suppressed incidents as well.
Open
List all open incidents. Note: Open includes all the triggered as well as acknowledged incidents.
Triggered
Lists all the triggered incidents
Acknowledged
Lists all the acknowledged incidents
Resolved
Lists all the resolved incidents
You can perform actions on the incidents such as acknowledge, reassign, and resolve.

Create Incidents

To create incidents from the mobile app,
  1. 1.
    Open the app, and you will automatically land on the Incident List page.
  2. 2.
    Locate the "+" icon situated in the bottom right corner and click on it. This action will take you to the create incident flow.
  3. 3.
    Provide an Incident Title and optionally, a Description.
  4. 4.
    Choose the appropriate Service from the available options in the drop-down menu.
  5. 5.
    Assign the incident to a specific user, squad, or escalation policy by selecting the relevant option.
  6. 6.
    Enhance the incident by adding Tags using the +Add Tag icon.
  7. 7.
    Finally, click on Create New Incident and voila! Your new incident is successfully created.
Create new incident
Image. Create new incident
View newly created incident
Image. View newly created incident

Views

Filter

To effectively filter incidents based on specific criteria,
  1. 1.
    Go to the Incident List page and choose the desired team from the available options.
  2. 2.
    Locate and click on the Filter icon -> apply the desired combination of filters by selecting options such as Created at, Assignee, and Tags.
  3. 3.
    Once you have set your filters, click on the Apply button.
Select a team and apply filters
Image. Select a team and apply filters
Apply filters
Image. Apply filters
Incident List with the filter applied
Image. Incident List with the filter applied
Note:
Your chosen filters will continue to be in effect across different sessions. However, these filters will be reset under the following circumstances:
  • When you switch to a different team
  • After logging out
  • When you clear app data
  • If you uninstall the app
  • By manually clearing filters on the Filters Screen
You can make use of the Search function to easily explore incidents by searching through their titles, descriptions, and notes.
Note: By leveraging this feature, you can retrieve the 30 most recent and relevant results that match your search criteria.

Incident Details Page

The Incident Details page offers a comprehensive set of actions, equivalent to those available on our web app.
This page is divided into three key sections, namely:
Details
Notes
Activity Timeline
This contains a concise summary, description, and payload of the incident. Here, you will find a list of all available actions associated with the incident.
Details section in Squadcast mobile app
Image. Details section
This contains all the notes created and starred for the incident. Moreover, you can use the @mention functionality to add users as incident watchers directly from this section.
Image. Notes section
The Incident Timeline section presents a chronological view of the incident's activities, displaying events as the latest first. This timeline allows you to track the sequence of events and activities related to the incident.
Image. Activity Timeline section
The Incident Details page allows for quick actions:
  • Acknowledge
  • Resolve
  • Reassign
  • Respond with Action - create ticket on Jira Cloud

Incident Notes

Within each incident, there is a dedicated notes section that facilitates collaboration and communication among users.
Here's how you can leverage this feature:
  1. 1.
    Collaboration: Users can @mention others within the notes section to invite them to participate in resolving the incident or notify relevant stakeholders. When a user is mentioned, they receive both an email and a push notification, ensuring they are promptly informed.
  2. 2.
    Note Management: Users have the flexibility to edit, delete, and star/unstar notes directly within the notes section. By starring important notes, you can highlight them for your team and other relevant stakeholders, making them easily noticeable and accessible.

Incident Activity Timeline

The Incident Timeline section presents a chronological view of the incident's activities, displaying events latest first. This timeline allows you to track the sequence of events and activities related to the incident.

Who's On Call

To view who is currently on-call,
  1. 1.
    Go to the On-Call section and choose the desired team from the available options.
  2. 2.
    You will be presented with the list of current on-call users associated with each schedule.
By following these simple steps, you can easily view the current on-call users for the selected team and gain immediate visibility into the individuals responsible for handling incidents for specific schedules.
Who is On Call now
Image. Who is On Call Now
Who is On Call for a team
Image. On Call Now for the selected team

Schedules

The Schedules view in the Mobile App is the same as the List View in the Web App, with the exception of Gaps.
To view all the schedules,
  1. 1.
    Go to the Schedules section and choose the desired team from the available options.
  2. 2.
    You will be presented with the list of all on-call shifts arranged chronologically, displaying date, time, and participant information.
  3. 3.
    Shifts are displayed in the timezone selected in your profile. To change the timezone, click on the Edit icon in the top banner displaying the time zone. Please refer image shown below.
  4. 4.
    To further refine your view, you can apply filters in this section. Filters allow you to narrow down the displayed schedules based on particular users or focus on specific schedules of interest.
Note:
Your chosen filters will continue to be in effect across different sessions. However, these filters will be reset under the following circumstances:
  • When you switch to a different team
  • After logging out
  • When you clear app data
  • If you uninstall the app
  • By manually clearing filters on the Filters Screen
View On Call shifts
Image. View On Call shifts
View On Call shifts for the selected team
Image. View On Call shifts for the selected team
Image: To Edit Time Zone for viewing shifts
Legacy Schedules We have included an additional section specifically dedicated to Legacy Schedules. This section will remain available until all the old Schedules have been successfully migrated from the Legacy Schedules section for all organizations.
If you would like to learn more about this migration process, please click here.

Shift Details

To view the details of a particular shift, click on the shift in the Schedules screen.
You will be able to view the following details:
  • Schedule Name
  • Rotation Name
  • Rotation Repetition Pattern
  • Shift Start and End Date and Time (in your profile's timezone)
  • Shift Participants
  • Original Participants (in case the Shift is an Override)
  • Override Reason (in case the Shift is an Override)
Shift Details Screen in Squadcast mobile app for Incident Management
Image. Shift Details Screen
Note: In the Shift Details, you'll see the Start and End Date and Time for the entire shift, not just the portion of the shift that occurs on that day.

Team Members

To view all members of your team,
  1. 1.
    Go to the Team Members section and choose the desired team from the available options.
  2. 2.
    You will be presented with the list of all the members belonging to that team.
  3. 3.
    For further details on a specific team member, simply click on their name in the list. This action will navigate you to their individual profile page, providing more comprehensive information about the user.
By following these steps, you can easily view the entire roster of team members and explore individual profiles for more specific details as needed.
View Team members in Squadcast mobile app
Image. Team Members section
Roster for the selected team
Image. Entire roster for the selected team

My Profile

To access and review your personal profile,
  1. 1.
    Go to the My Profile section.
  2. 2.
    In this section, you will be able to view and edit your personal details, as well as customize your incident notification and on-call reminder rules to suit your preferences.
By following these steps, you can conveniently access and modify your profile details, ensuring that your information and notification settings are up-to-date and aligned with your preferences.
Navigate to My Profile section
Image. Navigate to My Profile section
Edit user details
Image. Edit user details
Manage alert settings for Squadcast mobile app
Image. Manage alert settings

Permission for Push Notifications

Please verify if the necessary permissions for Push Notifications have been granted.
Android
iOS
To ensure you receive regular notifications and bypass the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature, please follow these instructions:
  1. 1.
    Granting permissions for Push Notifications:
    • During the onboarding process of the mobile app, you will have the option to grant permissions for regular notifications. Please make sure to enable this feature.
    • Alternatively, you can navigate to the Settings menu on your device.
    • Locate and select App and Notifications
    • Look for the Squadcast app and select Notifications
    • Toggle the switch for all the types of notifications you wish to receive.
  2. 2.
    Bypassing Do Not Disturb:
    • Follow the steps provided here to bypass the Do Not Disturb setting.
To ensure you receive regular notifications and bypass the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature, please follow these instructions:
  1. 1.
    Granting permissions for Push Notifications:
    • During the onboarding process of the mobile app, you will have the option to grant permissions for regular notifications. Please make sure to enable this feature.
    • Alternatively, you can navigate to the Settings menu on your device.
    • Locate and select App and Notifications
    • Look for the Squadcast app and select Notifications
    • Toggle the switch for all the types of notifications you wish to receive.
  2. 2.
    Bypassing Do Not Disturb:
    • Follow the steps provided here to bypass the Do Not Disturb setting.
Note: We send push notifications for the following:
  • Incident notifications
  • On-Call Reminder notifications
  • @mentions in Incident Notes
Push Notification Sound and Volume Push Notification Sound and Volume settings vary for Android and iOS devices:
  1. 1.
    Android
    1. 1.
      For Android devices, you can customize the Push Notification sounds. Please follow the provided steps here to learn more.
    2. 2.
      The device volume cannot be overridden specifically for Push Notifications. Users need to set their device volume to the desired level to receive Push Notifications. This volume setting will apply to all apps.
  2. 2.
    iOS
    1. 1.
      Customization of Push Notification sounds is available for iOS devices, to know more click here.
    2. 2.
      You can enable critical notifications to override system volume and always play Incident Notifications at 100% volume.

Custom Notification Sounds for Android App

To personalize the notification settings for our Android App,
  1. 1.
    Go to Settings on your Android device.
  2. 2.
    Go to the Notifications Settings for the Squadcast app.
  3. 3.
    Under App Info, click Notifications
  4. 4.
    From here, you can modify your desired notification preferences according to your preferences.
Note: There are mainly two notification channels: Incident and Normal
  1. 1.
    All the incident-related notifications will go to the incident channel. (Critical Notification Channel)
  2. 2.
    All other notifications (eg, on-call reminders) will go through the normal channel (System Default Channel)
All notifications coming from the incident channel are critical notifications. These will be used when overriding DND mode.

SSO Login for Mobile App

Note: We support SSO login for mobile apps from version 2.8.37 onwards. Read below to know how to make it work on Android & iOS.
To log in to the mobile app using Single Sign-On (SSO),
  1. 1.
    Launch the mobile app and click on Login with SSO.
  2. 2.
    Enter your Organization Domain and select the appropriate Data Center region.
  3. 3.
    You will be redirected to your SSO provider's login page. Please provide your credentials associated with the SSO provider.
  4. 4.
    After successful authentication, you will be logged in to the mobile app and gain access to the features and functionalities.